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new amp stripped out ground screw
#401684 03/06/14 11:26 PM
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Got a new replacement amp for my EP600, and once hooked up had same ground hum on the rest of the speakers. With my last amp I had to remove the ground screw (phillips) and the sound was dead quiet.

So it appears the new ground screw was somehow over tightened at the factory, because it is completely rounded out. I can't even tell what type of head is on it, but looking at a few of the other ones near, it is either hex or robertson now.

I've tried using various bits of larger size in hoping to grab onto something, no luck.

So my options are a cheater plug I guess, or get one of those reverse drill bits to try and grab onto it and get it out.

Thoughts?


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SirQuack #401685 03/06/14 11:57 PM
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What a PITA.

Can you get some small Vice Grips onto the head & at least loosen it? Sometimes it works...

TAM

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Originally Posted By: SirQuack
Got a new replacement amp for my EP600, and once hooked up had same ground hum on the rest of the speakers. With my last amp I had to remove the ground screw (phillips) and the sound was dead quiet.

So it appears the new ground screw was somehow over tightened at the factory, because it is completely rounded out. I can't even tell what type of head is on it, but looking at a few of the other ones near, it is either hex or robertson now.

I've tried using various bits of larger size in hoping to grab onto something, no luck.

So my options are a cheater plug I guess, or get one of those reverse drill bits to try and grab onto it and get it out.

Thoughts?



Id use a backout bit to pull it out. that's a small screw; so, it shouldn't be an issue.

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SirQuack #401690 03/07/14 03:23 AM
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Hey Tam, tried that, the overall head is rounded so you can't grab onto it, I tried a few different tools I have. Dak, I will check out our local home improvement stores for a backout bit. I tried a number of various bits I have (square, torx, etc.) of larger sizes but just stripped it out even more, they must have used a torque wrench. I wonder if I soldered a small allen wrench to it and just turned it out.


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SirQuack #401691 03/07/14 03:53 AM
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just saw a few videos where you basically jbweld an allen wrench into the stripped out hole and once cured just turn the screw right out, will see.


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SirQuack #401693 03/07/14 05:06 AM
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Try a sharp punch of some kind, Randy(or a larger nail). Place the point towards the edge of the screw and tap it counter-clockwise to start it moving. Once it gets going, it should back out.


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SirQuack #401699 03/07/14 02:06 PM
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The reverse-out bits work very well. the secret is that you do often need to punch out a place to jam them in better for them to work best. They need a hole to grab into.


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The reverse-out bits work very well. the secret is that you do often need to punch out a place to jam them in better for them to work best. They need a hole to grab into.


Do NOT punch out on this screw, it is way too small and in an amp plate. if the reverse bit doesn't grab, get a drill bit and take a LITTLE bit of material out of the center, keep in mind the size of screw your dealing with.....

using a punch is find on larger materials. However, i never use that approach, i always drill a little bit for the back out bit to have something to bite on to. Sears should have backout bits.

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sounds good, thanks for the ideas, will try this weekend hopefully..


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I am not sure what you have for tools, but at work I get this quite often. I use a small cutting wheel on a dremel and make a slot in the head of the screw and use a flat screw driver. My last option is drilling off the head with a good drill bit but this can still make it difficult to grab the remaining portion of the screw but at this point it is typically loose in the threads.


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